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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Flying Ford has the scoring power to see off Guodong

Expect fireworks when McGill takes on Vafaei

Tom Ford greatest asset is his scoring power
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Tom Ford doesn't win as regularly as he could but when his scoring comes together he is difficult to foil and the manner of his Betway UK Championship first-round win over Eden Sharav should be a big enough hint that he's a man in flying form.

Ford's greatest asset is his scoring power and breaks of 121, 82, 76 and 74 in his 6-1 silencing of Sharav suggest that he's in good enough nick to axe Xiao Guodong is his second-round clash.

The Chinese ace whitewashed Chen Zifan in his opener but he mustered a highest break of just 78 and gifted his compatriot with plenty of golden opportunities.

It could be costly if he is as complacent against Ford, who won their only meeting 6-0 at the Barbican six years ago.

Anthony McGill blew away Ashley Hugill in his opener on Wednesday and his tussle with the talented Iranian Hossein Vafaei could be a high-scoring affair.

Bet365 go 10-11 that there is a century in the match and that looks the way to go. McGill is in great shape - the Scot made three centuries in his first-round triumph - and Vafaei is also tidy among the balls.

Recommendations
T Ford
1pt Evs bet365, Betway
Over 0.5 centuries in A McGill v H Vafaei
1pt 10-11 bet365


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Anthony McGill blew away Ashley Hugill in his opener on Wednesday and his tussle with the talented Iranian Hossein Vafaei could be high-scoring
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